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With the Premier League title almost decided, they’re playing for the European qualification spots in England.
On Sunday the Emirates Stadium hosted the captivating clash between Arsenal and Manchester United, currently in 6th and 5th position in the standings.
Arsenal scored twice in three minutes to claim a deserved 2-0 win over their rivals from Manchester.
Granit Xhaka’s deflected strike looped over David de Gea, and Danny Welbeck’s close-range header against his former club inflicted United’s first Premier League defeat in 26 games.
The victory at the Emirates Stadium keeps hopes of a top-four finish alive for the Gunners, but they are six points adrift of Manchester City in fourth.
The win was Wenger’s first over Jose Mourinho in a league game.
After the match, Wenger said: “We have a big game on Wednesday night, Southampton is a good team, collectively they play well.
“They have good possession of the ball so we need to fully recover and focus to win on Wednesday yes.
“We still have a chance mathematically and we need some help as well from teams around us.”
Mourinho said: “I don’t think we have any chance of finishing top four in the Premier League. We have to chase Champions League by trying to win the Europa League.”
Up & Down
Let’s see who were the other key players during the 36th matchday of Premier League, in our section ‘‘Up & Down’‘.
UP are Manchester City, who won 5-0 at home to Crystal Palace. They are in fourth, which is the qualification spot for the next Champions League, but they are just one point behind Liverpool and have a game in hand on the Merseysiders.
Also UP are Leicester City – with a 3-0 at the King Power Stadium against Watford, they are now safe from relegation and in 9th place in the table. Just a couple of months ago they were near the foot of the table and faced the drop
DOWN are Tottenham – It’s not mathematically done yet, but losing 1-0 on Friday to West Ham, effectively gave the title to Chelsea. It was just the fourth defeat for the Spurs this season.
This week we’re finally going to find out which two teams will go to Cardiff on June 3 to play for THE Cup.
Two of the four clubs still in the competition made massive steps towards Wales in the Champions League semi-finals first legs.
Are they going to repeat the result performance in the second leg as well? Here you have our predictions, send us yours through the hashtag #TheCornerScores.
We predict Monaco will hold Juventus to a 1-1 draw in Turin, meaning the Old Lady will qualify, and we think Real Madrid will extend their aggregate lead over neighbours Atlético de Madrid with a 1-0 win at the Calderon.
We close this episode with a video from the USA.
A parody of the opening theme for ’90s sitcom ‘‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’‘, performed this time by CJ Sapong, Philadelphia Union’s player, who scored a hat-trick in the MLS match against the New York Red Bulls.
The Corner returns next Monday, stay with us!